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Principal's Weekly Message 2.25.24

Principal’s Message 2.25.24

Updates for this week

Positivity Focus for the Week:  Love of Learning

Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment:  In our continuing efforts to support the well-being of all our students, we will be administering a universal screener of social, emotional & behavioral health to students in grades 2, 4, and 5. Our district is using the Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System-2 (BIMAS-2) research-based screening tool. We believe this will help all of our students thrive academically by identifying students who may benefit from additional social and emotional supports and interventions, much like some students benefit from additional academic supports and interventions.

This will not require you or your child to do anything. Your child’s teacher will complete a questionnaire about your child’s actions and emotions displayed in class during a one-week time span. You will also have the option to opt your child out of participating.  More details have been sent home by the students in the participating grade levels.  If you would like more information about the universal screener, please visit our website at You can also email or call our school counselor, Melanie Biddell at or (919)-694-8770 ext. 22851. 

Morning Arrivals:  Once again, parents I am reaching out to solicit your cooperation with morning carpool. Please refrain from dropping students off in the crosswalk area closest to our sidewalks of the in the mornings.  This is not safe.  Remain in your vehicles until you reach a staff member to unload. Or, you may park and walk your child up to the front door for arrivals.

Middle School Open House:  Current 5th graders slated to attend Alston Ridge Middle School will have the opportunity  to hear about the school.  They will offer a limited open house style walk through of some select spots in their building and talk to parents and rising 6th graders about the programs they offer.  This will take place on March 5th, 2024 according to the schedule below.  See this flyer for more details.

March 5th, 2024
Alston Ridge Middle School
7833 Fussell Ave, Cary, NC

Last Names A-L 10am - 11:30am

Last Names M-Z 12:30pm - 2pm